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    Fort Carson, CO - Housing

    Fort Carson is on the south side of Colorado Springs. To the north and east are an urban and suburban areas, and to the south and west are a few suburban, rural and undeveloped country areas. You have the option to use your BAH in two ways; by renting on post or renting/purchasing a home of your own off post.

    The average price of a home in the Colorado Springs area is about $200,000. This is lower than the Colorado state average home price of about $236,000. Renting an apartment in Colorado Springs usually averages about $775 per month.

    Colorado Springs has a population of 420,000 and is Colorado's second largest city behind Denver. Families stationed at Fort Carson usually live in Colorado Springs, Security-Widefield, Fountain, or Fountain Valley which are all within a 25 minute commute. On the southern side of base are the cities of Pueblo, Florence, and Canon City, but these are further from the main gate and take 45 minutes to drive to post.

    Fort Carson is adjacent to the Pike National Forest; most of Colorado is well known for being a great place to enjoy outdoor activities and Colorado Springs is no exception. Active residents will have access to some of the best hiking, rock climbing, and extreme sports in the country. Less active residents will be able to enjoy beautiful scenery and a pleasant mountain atmosphere. Use our information tabs on the left toolbar for more details on the local area.

    Fort Carson on post housing is privatized and operated by Balfour Beatty Communities. There are dozens of housing units available for the base population of about 13,000 and generally a 6-12 month wait for on post housing. Stoves, refrigerators, and washer/dryer hookups are in all homes. Some have dishwashers. Utilities are paid separately from rent. Up to two pets are allowed, but some breeds of dogs are not permitted, including Akita, Chow, Doberman, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, American Staffordshire Terriers, English Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Mastiffs, wolf hybrids, and and aggressive or assertive dogs.

    Call the Fort Carson housing office to learn more about types of homes and availability at 719-526-4833. has more information on the area around Colorado Springs, on base and off base resources, local housing rental rates, climate, attractions, and more.